Visiting Montreal in April after years away
Hi there, I am a former Montrealer, now a Toronto-hound coming to Montreal in April, with husband and kids (10 and 7) looking for reasonable and fun food options in the Plateau or Old Montreal. We will be staying at McGill and Notre Dame. We will for sure visit Wilenskys (love it there and tell the kids about it often) and have taken the kids to the Julep and the Creperie Bretonne le Triskell. Wondering if Fondumentale is still good? As a student we loved Edouardo's-is it awful as a grown-up? And how has Au 14 Prince Arthur fared after all these years? Recoms for lunch and dinner would be much appreciated. No fancy dinners, budget travelling.
Edouardo's is awful as a grown-up (and as a child)
The whole stretch of Prince Arthur has not fared well since your departure.
Amelio’s, 201 Milton
Beaufort Café, 414 St Zotique E
Binerie Mont Royal, 367 Mont Royal O
Chez Boris, 5151 Parc
Briskets, 1093 Beaver Hall
Chez Ma Tante, 3180 Fleury E
Chipotle & Jalapeno, 1481 Amherst
Daou, 519 Faillon E
Dinette Triple Crown, 6704 Clark
Esrabian Shant, 420 Faillon E
La Flammée, 3638 St Denis
Mai Xiang Yuan, 1084 St Laurent
Mei Yuan, 1425 Mackay
Momesso's, 5562 Upper Lachine
Moonshine BBQ, 5625 Decarie
Pizza Nino, 6588 Monk
Grilladerie Nostos, 9540 l'Acadie
Nouveau Palais, 281 Bernard O
Qing Hua, 1676 Lincoln
Titanic, 445 St Pierre
La Tornade, 7546 Centrale
Le Valois, 3811 Ontario E
Yuki Ramen, 1055 St Laurent
None are "must-do." All are very good and very kid-friendly.
I'd suggest doing some research, and identifying those that you think your kids will like (ie do they prefer noodles to dumplings to grilled meats or pizza to sandwiches? etc.)
You know what your kids like way better than I do.
You might also want to either stick to those that are on the Plateau or near to Old Montreal. Or decide to visit places more off the beaten path. I didn't really take geography into account when making the list.
And by all means please let us know your impressions of wherever you go. And you might want to wait a couple of days in order to hear from other people.
La Banquise for decadent poutine is fun, and in the plateau. Beauty's for brunch/lunch is an institution, if you get there early enough you won't have to wait in line on the weekends. Love Momesso's and the subs rock but there is zero atmosphere so I wouldn't bother (I always take out). If your family likes mexican, Grumman 78 is a fun kid-friendly atmosphere with great food - it's a drive from where you are but worth it IMO. Don't forget about smoked meat - if you feel like waiting, you can hit Schwartz's but you can also do Snowdon Deli for lunch and get your smoked meat and Cherry cola fix.
Thanks! My grandfather grew up with the (probably former?) owner of Beauty's and was friendly with Snowdon del folks. It's my first time back since the funeral and just can't go to his old haunts without him. Will for sure hit Schwartz's. I used to know the quieter times to go when Iived around the corner. I guess 11 or 2? Kids will dig Banquise, we will try that.